Spain sacks head coach Julen Lopetegui before World Cup kick-off

Spain has sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui a day before tournament kick-off after taking Real Madrid job.

Real Madrid yesterday announced that Lopetegui would become their new manager after tournament in Russia.

Lopetegui is said to have told Spanish FA chiefs about his new job just two hours before the European champions made their announcement.

The Rojiblancos get their World Cup campaign against neighbours Portugal.

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